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Having one of the best hair dryers available can be a way to create some dressing style at home. However, there is nothing more frustrating than spending hours perfecting your hair and then going out and letting the weather ruin your style.
Rain, moisture or wind, the elements can get boring very quickly. So it’s no wonder that more and more cordless hairstylers are coming onto the market. Powered by a rechargeable battery, they’re small and light enough to fit in your pocket, so you can recreate your style in minutes – if the weather ravages.
Both the Dyson Corrale and GHD Unplugged are some of the most powerful cordless straighteners on the market for creating sleek and stylish locks – but what if you want springy locks for on the go? This is where the BaByliss 9000 cordless hot brush comes into play.
This cordless hot air brush uses heat to style the hair, works much like a blow dryer and drum brush, creating body at the roots and straightening the strands. The hot brush has a 30 mm casserole and offers three different temperature settings.
BaByliss says the battery lasts up to 40 minutes between charges and around three at the roots. The hot brush also comes with a heat protection glove and a mat so you can protect hands and surfaces when using the hot brush.
At £ 180, this is one of the most expensive hot brushes on the market. But for those who want the flexibility of such a wireless model, the investment is well worth it.
BaByliss 9000 Cordless Hot Brush Price and availability
The BaByliss 9000 cordless hot air brush costs £ 180 and is available direct from BaByliss in the UK and from retailers such as John Lewis, Argos and Lookfantastic.com. It is currently not available in the US or Australia.
It is the most expensive hot brush in the BaByliss range; However, this is partly due to the rechargeable battery, which drives up the price compared to mains-powered styling devices. If you’re on a tight budget, consider the BaByliss Sheer Volume Hot Brush, which runs on AC power and costs just £ 60.
- 30mm barrel
- Three temperature settings
- Including heat protection mat and glove
The BaByliss 9000 cordless hot brush is relatively slim at 34.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm (HxWxD) for a hot brush, although it is one of the longer cordless hairstyling devices that we tested. Since it is powered by a rechargeable battery, it is also slightly heavier than a mains-operated heated styler, weighing in at 441 g.
The device consists of a glossy black handle with rose gold accents, while the top of the hot brush is a 30mm ceramic shaft covered with plastic bristles. During use, the device mimics the effects of styling your hair with a blow dryer and brush. With three different temperature settings – 160 C, 170 C and 180 C – it is suitable for both fine and thick hair. Select the desired heating level by pressing the On / Off button as soon as the styler is switched on. An LED ring around the power switch lights up green, yellow or orange to indicate the battery level.
You will find a connection for the charging cable on the underside of the hot brush. According to BaByliss, the battery lasts up to 40 minutes before it is empty, around three hours to charge. The BaByliss 9000 Cordless Hot Brush comes with a case for the occasions you want to use on the go, along with a heat-resistant glove and a mat to protect your hands and surfaces.
- Get up to temperature quickly
- Left hair looks bouncy and shiny
- uncomfortable length
The BaByliss 9000 cordless hot air brush is extremely easy to use. Just press the power button for two seconds and you will hear a tone to indicate that it is on. It starts to heat up to 160 ° C; To select a higher temperature, press the power button once or twice for the other two options.
The LED ring around the power button lights up green when the hot brush is switched on, while three smaller LEDs above it indicate the selected temperature. The corresponding LED for the selected temperature flashes white while the hot brush is heating up and lights up continuously when the desired temperature has been reached. During the test, we found that it took 43 seconds to reach 160 ° C; 50 seconds to reach 170 ° C and 55 seconds to reach the maximum temperature of 180 degrees.
We used the BaByliss 9000 cordless hot air brush on our fine, slightly more than shoulder-length hair to test its performance. We were able to style it in about three minutes and split the hair into sections like we did with blow-drying. The hot brush went straight through our hair, creating a smooth finish with very few loose strands. The hair looked shiny and healthy. Unfortunately, the haircut didn’t last all day, but that reflects fine hair more than the performance of the hot brush.
While the hot brush felt balanced and easy to use in both the left and right hands, we found the device a bit long. This made the handling a bit impractical and the device did not lie flat on the bottom of our handbag.
We were impressed with the addition of a heat resistant glove and mat to protect your hands and surfaces during use.
- The battery lasts up to 40 minutes between charges
- It takes approximately three hours to fully charge
- A clear battery level is missing
BaByliss claims that the 9000 Cordless Hot Brush’s battery will last 40 minutes between charges. We used the hot brush extensively during the trial period and found that we could style the hair four times and make several touch ups before it needed to be charged.
It took about three hours to fully charge the battery. Note that this hot brush also has a handy auto shut-off feature that will put the hot brush to sleep and lower the temperature to 120 ° C to save battery power if you don’t use the hot brush for five minutes use ; Just press the power button to wake the styler from sleep mode. However, we were disappointed that there was no clear indication of the battery life. Instead, we had to rely on the LED around the power button to blink red, yellow, or green to measure the remaining battery life.
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First review: December 2021